Incorporating Public Health Skills to Improve Quality of Life: Examples From Native American Food Systems
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is hosting its first virtual conference to bring together public health workers, researchers, and educators to discuss and develop the skills needed to tackle disparities in diet-related disease and food access. The goal of the conference is to present and practice strategies in the areas of assessment, policy development, and assurance that can promote the development of local food systems and improve community health, particularly on tribal lands.

The conference will include presentations on policy development and advocacy, selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation, asset building and fiscal management, and creating sustainable food systems. Skill-building workshops will also be used to practice skills such as writing policy briefs, using logic models, and developing a program budget.

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The Dos & Don’ts of Managed Care Contracting
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Public Health Finance Symposium
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am

The purpose of the interactive symposium is to create a public platform to discuss methods for (a) communicating the value of public health and (b) maintaining and managing public health infrastructures and services through likely policy changes and unexpected financial shifts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history and impact of Colorado’s Public Health Act of 2008, including what can still be improved upon
  • Assess the status of public funding for public health in the new political context
  • Craft a narrative for the value/cost effectiveness of public health that resonates with legislators and the wider public

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SLEEP: From A to Zzz @ Laniakea YWCA - Elizabeth Fuller Hall
Aug 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Shanon T. Makekau, MD, medical director of the Sleep Lab at Kaiser Permanente, to learn more about:

  • The basic science behind sleep
  • Importance of sleep and how poor sleep affects you
  • Debunking common sleep myths
  • Useful sleep “do’s and don’ts” to get the rest you need

Admission: $15 (includes lunch).  Seating is limited.

Hospice Billing Series: Part 3 of 3: Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP & Palliative Care
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Pharmacological Management of Dementia-Related Behaviors
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Register now! Complete the following 2 steps (registration and payment) to secure your spot!

  1. Click here to register
  2. Click here to pay via credit card (see below for how to pay by check)

Join us as Brett Lu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, discusses the goals and limitations of managing difficult dementia-related behaviors using medications, including reviewing current evidence-based medication options.

Those attending the session will:
1. Recognize specific symptoms in dementia appropriate for medication management
2. Describe examples of evidence-based pharmacological treatments of dementia-related behaviors
3. Explore how to develop a treatment algorithm based on benefit-to-risk ratios and involving surrogate consent


This program is pending approval by National Association of Social Workers – Hawai`i Chapter for up to 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.

This program is pending approval by the Oregon Nurses Association for approval to award 1.0 nursing contact hour. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

State licensure boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

Certificate of Completion:

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, each participant must individually register for the webinar, pay the registration fee, log on with their unique link and attend the webinar, and complete the evaluation form after the webinar.

Webinar Cost:
$29 for HAH members
$39 for non-members

Register now! Complete the following 2 steps (registration and payment) to secure your spot!

  1. Click here to register
  2. Click here to pay via credit card (see below for how to pay by check)

Make checks out to HHERF and mail to:
Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

*Cancellations will be charged a processing fee. Email to cancel your registration.
**NO REFUNDS for non-attendance.

Please note:

  • Do not share your webinar link; it is unique to you.
  • We welcome you to have others join you to view the webinar, however, only individuals who register and complete the above requirements will be eligible for CE credit.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

GIP – Guidelines & Utilization Review
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Dining with Dementia: Techniques to Bring Joy to the Table @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This series of six workshops addresses specific issues that can improve communication and interaction with loved ones with dementia or memory loss. This is a wonderful opportunity for those actively caring for someone with cognitive impairment to be interactive and learn techniques that will really make a difference in day-to-day care.

The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer, with more than 15 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.

Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.

For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: or (808) 295-2624.

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Hawaii Health Workforce Summit
Sep 9 all-day

Learn about changes in healthcare financing, ideas to improve career satisfaction, updates in oral health, geriatric topics, career planning and rural health.

  • Featured speakers: Dr. Dike Drummond, The Happy MD on Building Career and Personal Satisfaction
  • Carl Taylor, How To Survive In A Hostile Environment
  • Madam Liu Ya Fei, Qi Gong master, Hebei Medical Qi Gong Hospital, Qi Gong and Tai Chi for Burnout Prevention
  • 600 participants expected (one of the largest local medical gatherings) from all areas of medicine in Hawai‘i, including: MD’s, DO’s, Dentists, Allied Health, APRNs, PAs, Office Managers and more!
  • Same day inter-island airfare is provided free for physicians and Hawaii State Rural Health Association members who have requested travel in advance.
  • Topics cover medical and dental topics, practice resources for expanding reimbursement, telehealth, geriatrics, interprofessional practice and healthcare provider happiness. Participants are encouraged to network with colleagues and meet potential future colleagues-students and residents.
  • Saturday 09/09/2017 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Reception to follow.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks and parking provided.
  • Registration and travel requests close 8/15/2017
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballrooms (tentatively)
  • 7.25 Hours of CME

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National Assisted Living Week
Sep 10 – Sep 17 all-day
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